Sami Meguetounif will move to ADAC Formula 4 and join R-ace GP for 2021, after racing in Asia and France for the past two years.
The 16-year-old was a French karting champion before graduating to junior single-seater racing towards the end of 2019 in F4.
His first appearance came in the French championship finale at Paul Ricard, where he came fifth on his debut. He then entered F4 South East Asia’s finale at Sepang, and took three second place finishes from the four races he contested.
“Super excited about my 2021 programme,” Meguetounif said.
“I would like first to thanks the FFSA Academy for supporting me all these years.
“I now have new goals as I will be competing in ADAC F4 with R-ace GP. We all have big motivation to put the French flag at the top and we gonna work hard for it.”
Meguetounif’s 2020 season in French F4 resulted in his first win at Paul Ricard, and he came fourth in the championship standings. His past F4 race experience has come in the Mygale chassis, while ADAC F4 uses the more aerodynamically complex Tatuus car.
During the off-season, he has been one of several graduates of France’s F4 championship and its karting scene to have tested with French team R-ace, and joins Franco-Finnish karter Marcus Amand and Australia’s Marcos Flack in the squad’s 2021 F4 line-up.
Both Amand and Flack will race in Italian F4 in addition to Germany’s ADAC series, with Flack not committed to a full season in either championship as the result of also racing in British F4 this year.